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Michigan will play host to Xavier in the inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games, the Big Ten and Big East conferences announced Wedneday.

Eight men's basketball games between the two conferences are scheduled from Nov. 17-20. The Big Ten home games will be televisted on the Big Ten Network or an ESPN network, while the Big East home games will be televised on Fox Sports 1.

Michigan and Xavier will play Friday, Nov. 20 at Crisler Center, in their first meeting since the 1988-89 season. Michigan was 16-16 last season, failing to reach the NCAA Tournament or NIT, while Xavier finished 23-14, including a berth in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet Sixteen.

Michigan State is not in the showcase.

The event, scheduled to run through 2022, will be played on four consecutive days in the first full week of the college basketball campaign. The series will span eight years, with games played at home sites. Each Big East team will participate a minimum of six times, while Big Ten programs will take part a minimum of four times.

The event is named in honor of Dave Gavitt, the founder of the Big East. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.

Below is the complete schedule for the 2015 Gavitt Tipoff Games. Start times and specific television assignments will be announced at a later date.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Georgetown at Maryland

DePaul at Penn State

Nebraska at Villanova

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Illinois at Providence

Thursday, Nov. 19

Creighton at Indiana

Iowa at Marquette

Rutgers at St. John's

Friday, Nov. 20

Xavier at Michigan

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